Russo Helming Blue Man Group IMAX Movie

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Variety reports that Blue Man Group and producer Charlotte Huggins have hired helmer David Russo to direct the Blue Man Group movie. The IMAX 3-D film will be written by Lisa Robinson.

The movie will be the first to star the Blue Man Group, which has been seen onstage in hundreds of cities around the world and in commercials. The original Blue Men — Chris Wink, Phil Stanton and Matt Goldman — will star.

Russo told the trade that the comedy will be about “the Blue Men entering the brain of a socially and creatively congested person and observing his neural patterns and his habitual brain functions and memory and altering it in a way that helps him bring his inside life outside.”

Production is scheduled for the first quarter of 2010 for a release in early 2011.